oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone; Dozens of feared dead – Oil tanker explosion: Major accident in Sierra Leone


PTI, Freetown

Published by: Surendra joshi
Updated Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 03:47 PM IST

Summary

Witnesses and officials to the accident that occurred Saturday morning said large numbers of people came to collect spilled oil from the tanker.

An oil tanker catches fire in Sierra Leone
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At least 91 people were killed when an oil tanker exploded and caught fire in Freetown, the capital of the African nation of Sierra Leone. These people gathered to fill up the oil leaking from the tanker, when the oil caught fire and then there was a loud explosion in the tanker. Because of this, the people present were caught in his hands.

Witnesses and officials to the accident that occurred Saturday morning said large numbers of people came to collect spilled oil from the tanker. A bus collided with a tanker truck in suburban Wellington. It is located east of Freetown. The government has not yet confirmed the death toll, according to the AFP news agency, but according to the manager of the central morgue in Freetown, 91 bodies were found after the blast.

The incident occurred when a 40-foot-tall oil tanker collided with a bus. After this, oil began to seep out of the tanker and in a short time a large explosion accompanied by a fire wreaked havoc throughout the area.

Port City Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer said the victims included those who had gathered to collect the oil that leaked from the damaged tanker. Brima Bureh Sese, director of the National Disaster Management Agency, said that we have found many burned bodies. This is a terrible accident. Videos of the incident are going viral on social media. You can see in the video that people are very burned. Nearby houses and shops also caught fire.

Sierra Leone President Julius Mada Bio, who attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the accident.

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At least 91 people were killed when an oil tanker exploded and caught fire in Freetown, the capital of the African nation of Sierra Leone. These people gathered to fill up the oil leaking from the tanker, when the oil caught fire and then there was a loud explosion in the tanker. Because of this, the people present were caught in his hands.

Witnesses and officials to the accident that occurred Saturday morning said large numbers of people came to collect spilled oil from the tanker. A bus collided with a tanker truck in suburban Wellington. It is located east of Freetown. The government has not yet confirmed the death toll, according to the AFP news agency, but according to the manager of the central morgue in Freetown, 91 bodies were found after the blast.

The incident occurred when a 40-foot-tall oil tanker collided with a bus. After this, oil began to seep out of the tanker and in a short time a large explosion accompanied by a fire wreaked havoc throughout the area.

Port City Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer said the victims included those who had gathered to collect the oil that leaked from the damaged tanker. Brima Bureh Sese, director of the National Disaster Management Agency, said that we have found many burned bodies. This is a terrible accident. Videos of the incident are going viral on social media. You can see in the video that people are very burned. Nearby houses and shops also caught fire.

Sierra Leone President Julius Mada Bio, who attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the accident.


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